Hold on My Heart

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"Hold on My Heart"
Hold on my heart.jpg
Single by Genesis
from the album We Can't Dance
B-side"Way of the World"
Released6 April 1992
Format
RecordedThe Farm, Surrey
GenreSoft rock[1]
Length4:38
LabelAtlantic, Virgin
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Genesis, Nick Davis,
Robert Colby
Genesis singles chronology
"I Can't Dance"
(1991)
"Hold on My Heart"
(1992)
"Jesus He Knows Me"
(1992)

"Hold on My Heart" is a 1992 single by English rock band Genesis from their fourteenth studio album We Can't Dance (1991). It was released as the album's third single on 6 April 1992. The song was successful in North America, reaching number one on the Canadian RPM Top Singles chart, the RPM Adult Contemporary chart, and the US Billboard Adult Contemporary chart, as well as number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100. It was the last top-twenty single for Genesis on the Hot 100 and their final number-one hit in Canada. The song also peaked at number 16 on the UK Singles Chart and the Belgian Singles Chart.

The music video shows the band playing at an empty night club, similar to Collins' 1985 video for "One More Night". To create the visual effect seen in the music video, the music on the recording of the video was played fast and the "singing" was mimed fast. When the music was slowed down to normal speed, the members of the band appear to be moving in slow motion, similar to the video for "Wrapped Around Your Finger" by The Police.

Live performances[edit]

The song was played live during The Way We Walk,[2] Calling All Stations (with Ray Wilson on vocals,[2] though rarely played in a low key to accommodate Wilson's voice), and Turn It On Again: The Tour[2] tours.

A live version appears on their albums The Way We Walk, Volume One: The Shorts, and Live over Europe 2007, as well as on their DVDs The Way We Walk — Live in Concert and When in Rome 2007.

Track listings[edit]

CD maxi

  1. "Hold on My Heart"
  2. "Way of the World"
  3. "Home by the Sea" (live)
  4. "Your Own Special Way" (live)

7" single

  1. "Hold on My Heart" – 4:38
  2. "Way of the World – 5:38

Charts[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Genesis braves the rain at the Bowl". 13 October 2007.
  2. ^ a b c "Genesis - The Movement - Gig Guide". www.genesis-movement.org.
  3. ^ "The ARIA Australian Top 100 Singles Chart — Week Ending 13 Sep 1992". ARIA. Retrieved 21 February 2016.
  4. ^ "Ultratop.be – Genesis – Hold on My Heart" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 5 April 2019.
  5. ^ "Top RPM Singles: Issue 2165." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 5 April 2019.
  6. ^ "Top RPM Adult Contemporary: Issue 2138." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 5 April 2019.
  7. ^ "Lescharts.com – Genesis – Hold on My Heart" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved 5 April 2019.
  8. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Genesis – Hold on My Heart". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 5 April 2019.
  9. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – Hold on My Heart". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved 5 April 2019.
  10. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – week 19, 1992" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40 Retrieved 5 April 2019.
  11. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Genesis – Hold on My Heart" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 5 April 2019.
  12. ^ "Notowanie nr540" (in Polish). LP3. 26 June 1992. Retrieved 5 April 2019.
  13. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 5 April 2019.
  14. ^ "Music: Top 100 Songs - Billboard Hot 100 Chart". Billboard.
  15. ^ "Adult Contemporary Music Chart - Billboard". Billboard.
  16. ^ "The RPM Top 100 Hit Tracks of 1992" (PDF). RPM. Vol. 56 no. 25. 19 December 1992. p. 8. Retrieved 5 April 2019.
  17. ^ "The RPM Top 000 Adult Contemporary tracks of 1992". RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 5 April 2019.
  18. ^ "Billboard Top 100 – 1992". Archived from the original on 17 January 2010. Retrieved 30 July 2010.

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